Nation’s largest and fastest growing outdoors retail network expanding to Tulsa

For outdoors enthusiasts in Oklahoma, the spring of 2015 will bring a new opportunity to find great prices, selection and service when shopping for the best in gear and apparel. Gander Mountain announced today they are again expanding the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of outdoor specialty stores with a new location in Tulsa, set to open in the spring of 2015. It will be their first Oklahoma store.

“Gander Mountain has long been a well-known and trusted name among those who love the outdoors, and who enjoy great traditions like hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and camping,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s Chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled to continue our national expansion with the announcement of our first Oklahoma store, giving our friends in Tulsa and the surrounding region new opportunities to experience our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices.”

The Tulsa store will be located in a new 46,500-square-foot space in the Walk at Tulsa Hills, near the junction of West 81st Street and Highway 75. The store is expected to create up to 70 new jobs in the community.

“We are excited to welcome Gander Mountain to Tulsa, and are delighted that they chose our community for their first Oklahoma store,” said Tulsa mayor Dewey Bartlett. “Oklahomans love the outdoors, so it’s great news to have a premiere outdoors retailer like Gander Mountain coming to town, creating jobs and providing Tulsa with new shopping opportunities.”

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the people in Tulsa and look forward to our first Oklahoma grand opening in the spring,” said Eric Jacobsen, Gander Mountain’s Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate.

Gander Mountain’s newest store will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Oklahoma, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The store will offer an extensive selection of men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel featuring exciting brands like The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Carhartt, Guide Series and Kühl, and a wide variety of men’s and women’s active footwear featuring brands like Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.

Customers will enjoy easy access to Gander Mountain’s unmatched selection of new and used firearms around the country, whether the firearms are located at other stores, in central distribution facilities or on Gander Mountain’s market-leading online store. Customers may order firearms and have access to all of Gander Mountain’s other terrific merchandise by using simple online order kiosks with easy delivery and pick-up at their favorite Gander Mountain store.

Gander Mountain also recently announced the outdoor retail industry’s first system-wide free Online Order Pick Up system, enabling customers to get the products they order online the same day they make the purchase.

Additional details on special events, activities and promotions that will be a part of the new store grand opening celebration will be available at www.GanderMountain.com.

The new Tulsa store is the most recent location announced in a sizeable expansion. In 2012 and 2013 new Gander Mountain stores opened in:

Albany, GA
Charlottesville, VA
Dothan, AL
Florence, AL
Gastonia, NC
Lafayette, IN
Lewisville, TX
Mesquite, TX
Monroe, NC
Morrisville, NC
Opelika, AL
Rogers, MN
Round Rock, TX
San Antonio, TX
Tampa, FL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Valdosta, GA
Winston-Salem, NC

In 2014, the following stores have now been announced or opened:

Algonquin, IL
Arlington, TX
Augusta, GA
Avon, IN
Champaign, IL
Chattanooga, TN
Charlotte, NC
El Paso, TX (2015)
Fenton, MO
Gadsden, AL
Greenfield, IN
Houston, TX
Johnson City, NY
Lake Worth, TX
McDonough, GA
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
Mt. Juliet, TN
Myrtle Beach, SC (2015)
Newnan, GA
North Charleston, SC
Pensacola, FL
Raleigh, NC
Tulsa, OK (2015)
Waco, TX
Woodbridge, VA

More new store announcements are expected soon.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at http://careers.gandermountain.com/

Contact

Jess Myers
651-290-7465 (o)
612-910-3058 (c)

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